Monday, May 28, 2012

lightweight gauze baby blankets

Some more cotton gauze baby blankets have been added to the shop.
These are great summertime blankets and also make good nursing covers!

cotton gauze blankets

Available here.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

giveaway winner

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway!
 And thank you for all the book suggestions...I won't run out of books to read for a while!

Random.org chose the winner...#66.

"Unbroken" is a fantastic true book.

I have sent you an email!

Friday, May 25, 2012

my 80s shirt...

...or that's what I'm calling it.  When I was picking out fabric to make myself a shirt, I asked my husband if this fabric was nice.  His response, "If you like the 80s."

Anyway, it was fun to make myself some clothes for a change.
Now we'll see if I dare wear it in public!  :)

shirt

shirt details

shirt

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

pattern released

The sun bonnet pattern is now available in the shop!
You can find it here.

sun bonnet

sun bonnet 
photo above from pattern tester Natalie

Monday, May 21, 2012

giveaway day

It's giveaway day over at Sew, Mama, Sew!
I will be giving away a copy of my soon-to-be-released sun bonnet PDF pattern
plus three fat quarters of fabric to make your own bonnet.

sun bonnet pattern

Giveaway is open until 7:00 p.m. central time on May 25th and is open to international entries.
Winner will be drawn at random.

TO ENTER:
- Leave a comment below.  If you want to, you could let me know the name of a good book you read recently!
- For second entry, become a follower of this blog and let me know in a blog comment.  If you are already a follower, let me know that!

Friday, May 18, 2012

sneak peek

Here's a peek at my first pattern.
I'm hoping to have it in the shop next week.
This sun bonnet comes together quickly.

Two of my girls with their new bonnets.

sun bonnets

Pattern tester Celia made this bonnet for her cute little boy.

sun bonnet

I will have more pictures next week when the pattern is for sale!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

library book bag

Another vintage-looking library book bag added to the shop today.
This one is made using Michael Miller's Lil Cowgirls fabric.
You can find it here.

 
tote bag detail

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 11, 2012

aprons

Thanks to all who responded to my call out for pattern testers!
My testers are busy trying it out and hopefully I can have the pattern available in the shop soon!

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Here are some aprons I made last week.
I used this tutorial and they came together so quickly!

aprons

These Michael Miller prints are so fun.  I think they are perfect for aprons!

aprons

I will probably put these aprons in my church craft sale pile.
The sale isn't until November but it's nice to get some sewing done because with the way time flies, it will be here before we know it!

Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

pattern testers needed

I have been busy here but don't have much to show here on the blog right now.
I have been busy creating a pattern...a first for me...and am looking for some pattern testers.

The pattern is a sun bonnet (sizes newborn to 4T) and I need people who can:
1.  Use the pattern to make a bonnet.  (I would prefer if you had a child you could try it on!)
2.  Take good quality pictures and email them to me.
3.  Provide feedback in your email.
4.  Get this done in the span of a couple days.

If you are interested, send me an email!  leaandlars@gmail.com
I will email you a free copy of the PDF pattern.

And since a post is rather boring without pictures, here is a photo of some fabric I received this past week.  My husband's sister is getting married, which is a great excuse to make the girls some more dresses! 

fabric